Between 2007 and 2011, Luke Harding was The Guardian’s Moscow bureau chief. His new book, Shadow State, is a gripping investigation into how Russia is waging an increasingly bold war, in the UK and beyond, using spies, assassins and propaganda.
Carole Cadwalladr has won awards for her reporting on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and on big data and its impact on Brexit and the US elections.
They will discuss how the Russians “interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion” (The Mueller Report), the Kremlin’s role in Brexit, plus fake news, cyber intrusions and the poisoning of our politics through dirty money. How has Russia updated its methods for the age of Facebook and Twitter? What threat does it pose to November’s US elections? As Russia seeks to exploit divisions in America and Europe, how should western democracies respond? And why did Boris Johnson refuse to publish the Russia report?
If you live in the UK, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of Shadow State at checkout for the special combined price of £16 including postage and packing (RRP £14.99).